Monday, February 10, 2014

The Walking Dead

There is an awesome show on TV called "The Walking Dead." Here's the rundown on the show. A zombie apocalypse happens and everyone has to run for their lives from the zombies. People seek shelter where ever they can but if you are bitten by a zombie or die you will turn into a zombie. It's a rather intriguing show. A dear friend I worked with got me hooked on it a few years ago and since then I haven't missed an episode.

The "walkers," as the zombies are known, are in a continual state of lifeless existence. They have no consciousness of who they are or what is going on in the world around them. Also there are many more walkers than there are living humans. As I've watched this show, I've always noticed the correlation between the real world and the world of The Walking Dead.  No we don't have zombies walking around but we do have people walking around that are dead and don't even know it.

The Bible tells us that there are two kinds of people in this world. Those who are spiritually alive and those that are spiritually dead. Let's first consider the ones who are spiritually dead, those spiritual walkers. God tells us in the Bible that when every person is born we are separated spiritually from God due to sin (Romans 3:23). That separation makes us spiritually dead. If we go through this life remaining spiritually dead, then when we physically die we will remain separated from God for eternity because of our sin. But it doesn't have to be that way. God also tells us in His Word that we can be spiritual survivors, those who are alive spiritually (John 3:16, Romans 10:13). When we become spiritually alive we have God living inside of us, the Holy Spirit, as we go through this life. He is our constant companion and source of strength in this life. When we die, our physical body may die but we have the gift of eternal life.  That means we live for eternity in the presence of God, praising and serving Him (2 Corinthians 5:8).

The choice is up to each one of us.  We have the freewill to choose whether we will be a spiritual survivor or a spiritual walker.  Once we step into eternity there will be no more opportunities to choose, we will have made our choice.  Which have you chosen?

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